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GOP Rep. Steve King really doesn't like diversity

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) took to Twitter on Friday to rail against the scourge of multiculturalism:

King's ideological alignment with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the topic of immigration is hardly a surprise, given Orban's desire to build Hungary into "an illiberal state based on national foundations." For his part, King claimed in 2013 that illegal immigrants crossing the border had "calves the size of cantaloupes because they've been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert." In a 2016 appearance on MSNBC, King asked the gathered panel if they could name a single "subgroup" of people who had contributed more to civilization than white people.

This isn't the first time King has tweeted in support of Orban, either. Last month, Orban's statement that "a nation which expects its biological survival from immigrants won't survive" was highlighted by the white nationalist group Defend Europa on Twitter — and subsequently retweeted by King, who called Orban's statement "an axiom of history and of humanity."

In 2013, King said, "There isn't anyone that can fairly characterize me as anti-immigrant."